Promoting Peace, Inciting Violence

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar


In this illustrated lecture, Professor Jolyon Mitchell explored how religion and media can combine to both incite violence and promote peace. Drawing on diverse examples (e.g., the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda and the peace process after the Civil War in Mozambique), he investigated how violent environments can be cultivated and peace promoted. In these and other contexts, Professor Mitchell explored how far popular media arts and faith communities can contribute to imagining and building peace, transforming weapons into art, swords into ploughshares.
Period12 Nov 2017
Event typeOther
LocationMirfield, United Kingdom